By: Eric Segbefia www.BedBugPredator.com
In most metropolitan areas, bedbug outbreaks are increasing at an alarming rate. Your response to this problem can have severe financial and legal implications. So, at the very least, apartment managers need to protect themselves. And this article is designed to help you.
We’ll consider the questions that you may have, and we’ll provide a simple plan that you can use to control, minimize and prevent the spread of bedbugs.
WHAT ARE BEDBUGS?
Bedbugs are tiny, blood-sucking insects that are extremely difficult to get rid of.
They reproduce at incredible speeds. And because they’ve settled in many public areas – including public transportation, movie theaters, coffee shops, etc. – they can easily find their way onto your property.
WHY SHOULD YOU CARE ABOUT THIS POTENTIAL PROBLEM?
Typically, by the time it takes a property manager to realize that they have a problem with bedbugs – the infestation is already quite advanced. It may even have spread to different floors throughout the building.
And this is the exact situation that you need to avoid: Because treatment then becomes a logistical nightmare with no guarantees that the problem won’t be re-introduced into areas that have already undergone treatment.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO EXTERMINATE BEDBUGS?
This obviously will depend on how widespread the problem has become. A single unit can cost anywhere from $450-$750 for the initial treatment. If the problem is more advanced, it’s not unusual for a medium-sized property to spend $30-$50K in their effort to rid themselves of a massive infestation. Also, bedbugs tend to spread. This means that many and/or all of the units in a building will need to be inspected.
This takes time. And it costs money. The most frustrating part is that no pest control company can guarantee that this investment will completely solve your problem once-and-for-all.
The point is this – Bedbugs will continue to pose an ongoing threat to apartment owners and managers. And your decisions, regardless of what they are, can have far-reaching financial and legal implications.
WHY ARE THEY SO DIFFICULT TO ELIMINATE?
There are 3 basic reasons.
1. Bedbugs have grown immune to the chemicals that we’re using.
2. Pesticides don’t kill their eggs.
3. And these bedbugs can easily be re-introduced into your facilities. For example, one of your tenants may unknowingly have bedbugs at work.
WHAT STEPS CAN YOU FOLLOW TO MINIMIZE THE RISKS?
The purpose is to prevent the bedbug population from spreading. And early detection is the key. You need to educate your tenants and staff to identify the early signs of bedbug activity.
Download a free copy of our 7-page Research Document entitled “How to Kill Bedbugs – Discreet Options that Work for Property Managers” by going to our website www.BedBugPredator.com.
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